The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Access to Justice (司法公正)

江天勇父母家摄像头被拆 律师再申请会见遭闭门羹 (Cameras at Jiang Tianyong parents’ residence removed, lawyer’s application for meeting rejected again)
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2017

沈阳中院出台法官职业保障十项措施 (Shenyang Intermediate Court releases 10 measures to safeguard judges’ profession)
China Court Daily, February 24, 2017

China orders courts to record, video all trial proceedings
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2017

最高人民法院修订发布《关于人民法院庭审录音录像的若干规定》(SPC releases “Several Provisions on the Audio and Visual Recording of Court Trials”)
Supreme People’s Court of the PRC, February 22, 2017

Access to Information (信息公开)

The complicated relationship between tech markets and streaming regulations in China
China Film Insider, February 23, 2017

Citizen Participation (公民参与)

McDonald’s China sale will “put enormous pressure on workers”: antitrust complaint.
China Labor Bulletin, February 23, 2017

China muzzles feminist group after criticism of Trump’s “misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic and racist policies”
Hong Kong Free Press, February 23, 2017

Government Accountability (政府问责)

PICC’s president Wang Yincheng under investigation by China’s discipline commission
South China Morning Post, February 23, 2017

National Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

China cracks down on Xinjiang's Christians in “anti-terror” campaign
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2017

Killings in Xinjiang’s Guma sparked by anger at prayer restrictions
Radio Free Asia, February 23, 2017

Hong Kong (香港)

七警判刑 引爆社会两极争议 (Conviction against 7 police officers sparks polarized debate)
Deutsche Welle, February 23, 2017七警判刑-引爆社会两极争议/a-37690856

律政司:接獲3警申上訴 (Secretary for Justice: 3 of the 7 police officers apply for appeal)
Mingpao, February 23, 2017

梁頌昕毋須「同行同檢」 空姐申覆核機管局決定獲批 (Application for judicial review against Airport Authority Hong Kong’s decision to allow Leung Chung-yan, C.Y. Leung's daughter, to retrieve left-behind luggage without going through security checks accepted by court)
Mingpao, February 24, 2017

Hong Kong police hasten to contain diplomatic embarrassment over remarks comparing convicted officers to persecuted Jews
South China Morning Post, February 24, 2017

Commentary (评论)

Could volunteer-based CSOs be a model for practicing human rights in China?
Open Democracy, February 22, 2017